Battered by Sandy, New Jersey plans against sea level rise

WAYNE PARRY / AP / NJ HERALD – New Jersey is working on a plan to better protect its coast and inland waterways from the effects of sea level rise and severe storms.

The state Department of Environmental Protection said Tuesday it will seek input from residents, businesses and coastal sciences over the next year. The resulting plan will become a blueprint for protecting lives and property by guiding state policies, regulations, resources and funding with sea level rise in mind.

It comes as pockets of the shoreline still have not fully recovered from Superstorm Sandy six years ago, and it attempts to address an issue on which environmentalists and scientists have long sought action …

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